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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recently announced that people who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 can be sent a text or email notifying them of their exposure. People who test positive for COVID-19 will continue to receive a phone call from a contact tracer.

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Oct. 1 marked the first day to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for the academic year that begins in the fall of 2022. Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed the month of October as FAFSA® Filing Month in Wisconsin to encourage residents to apply.

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In an effort to make the county more competitive in the hiring of seasonal employees and other low-wage employees and to retain existing lower-wage employees, supervisors approved a resolution to update the County’s Wage Grid aligning the market rate to Step 8. The new minimum wage is $15. The change affects the wages of 48 existing county employees and seasonal Parks and Highway employees going forward.

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